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Ben Affleck barred from Hard Rock Casino blackjack tables for counting cards

Ben Affleck poses for photographers at the 65th annual Directors Guild of America Awards.  Credit: Reuters Ben Affleck is a little too good at blackjack.
Credit: Reuters

Apparently Ben Affleck got a little "Rain Man" at the blackjack tables this weekend. The Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas caught him counting cards and banned him from the game for life. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the "Argo" actor (and future Batman) was in town with wife Jennifer Garner when he was approached by security for winning a little too often.

Nobody lost their cool, though. The hotel invited him to play a few other games and then ordered a car for him. Technically, counting cards isn't illegal. Casinos just don't appreciate it much.

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The Reporter also mentioned that Affleck won a reported $800,000 in 2001 playing the same game at the same casino, so it seems like he has a fallback option if the whole Batman thing doesn't work out.

 
 
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